May 19, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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It’s been a busy day for housing news. Over at @HUDgov, we live-tweeted not one, but two events: Secretary Donovan’s visit to Boston to talk green jobs and affordable housing, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s learning session, “Performance Measurement in Public Organizations.” As for other HUD and housing news:

  • at the The Hill, Barbara Dwyer Gunn implores Congress not to cut housing counseling funds;
  • USA Today takes a look at Gary, Indiana’s declining population and asks how a shrinking city can fight blight and foster opportunity;
  • jobless claims dropped 6.6 percent last week – good news, since job growth could help buoy the housing market;
  • Americans still believe houses make wiser investments than stocks;
  • and the American Independent explains why there’s more than meets the eye when it comes protecting residents from housing discrimination in Portland.

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